Decoded: What causes dementia

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:32

London, Dec 12 (IANS) The toxic build-up of urea, a compound created by the liver, in the brain has been found as the major reason that can cause brain damage and lead to Huntington's Disease, one of seven major types of age-related dementia, finds a study.


PaxVax's cholera vaccine can control outbreaks quickly

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 13:36

New York, Dec 12 (IANS) A single-dose cholera vaccine marketed by PaxVax, a global biotechnology company based in California, can provide faster protection in epidemics, thereby helping control big outbreaks more quickly, suggest results of a trial.


Zagreb named best Christmas market in Europe

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 07:46

Zagreb, Dec 12 (IANS) For the third year in a row, Croatia's capital Zagreb was elected as the best Christmas market in Europe, according to European Best Destinations website.


This 'black box' recorder can measure surgeons' proficiency

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 19:38

New York, Dec 11 (IANS) Scientists have developed a novel recorder similar in concept to a flight recorder on an airplane that can be used to objectively measure surgeons' proficiency in robotic-assisted prostate cancer surgery.


Anesthetics could affect plants too: Study

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:20

London, Dec 11 (IANS) Plants react to anesthetics similar to the way animals and humans do, finds a study suggesting that they are ideal objects for testing anesthetics actions in future.


Brain injury can lead to gut dysfunction

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 13:26

New York, Dec 11 (IANS) Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause gut dysfunction, which then has the potential to worsen the original brain injury, says a new study.


Door-to-door campaign detecting unreported TB cases

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 13:50

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Aiming to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) on the lines of polio, the Union Health Ministry has launched a 15-day nationwide door-to door campaign for early and better diagnosis of the infectious disease, an official said.


New drug prevents loss of muscle function

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 13:06

New York, Dec 10 (IANS) Researchers have found a new drug that reduces fibrosis (scarring) and prevents loss of muscle function in an animal model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).


How jet lag could up cancer risk

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 11:32

London, Dec 10 (IANS) Frequent travelling that causes jet lag could increase your risk of cancer because it tends to disturb our body clocks that are controlled by the same mechanism that causes tumours, finds a study